Do Something Loving for Our Neighbor

A woman had three-preschool children (aged 5 months to 4 years) who made every day an adventure.  One morning, her 4-year-old started following her unrelentingly!  When she stopped, he’d run into her; when she turned, she’d trip over him.  “Wouldn’t you like to go outside and play?” she asked. “No, I’d rather be here with… Read more »

Weeds and Wheat Together 16th Sun “A”

Homily Sixteenth Sunday, Ordinary Time Cycle “A” – 2017     The new farmer in town’s, parish priest stopped by, one day, to bless his fields, which were overrun with WEEDS!  The priest prayed, “May you and God WORK TOGETHER to make this the farm of your dreams!”   A few months later, the priest… Read more »

Be Not Afraid 12th Sun “A”

Homily 12th Sunday, Ordinary Time  Cycle A – 2017   The First Grade religion teacher at our Academy had spent a whole month with her class, telling the children all about GOD’S LOVE and PROTECTION.  She told them the story of how, when God had rescued his people from slavery in Egypt, he saved them… Read more »

Be Receptive 15th Sun “A”

Homily 15th Sunday, Ordinary Time Cycle “A” – 2017     Ask any musician or actor who does “LIVE PERFORMANCES,” what they love the most; and they will invariably tell you that they most enjoy a RECEPTIVE AUDIENCE! — Ask any comedian, and they will share that their worst fear is that no one will… Read more »

God is approachable 14th Sun. “A”

Homily 14th Sunday, Ordinary Time Cycle “A” – 2017     Do you recall the scene from the 1939 movie “The Wizard of Oz” in which Dorothy, the Tin Man, the Cowardly Lion, and the Scarecrow, finally arrived at the end of the yellow brick road, at the very gates of the fabled Emerald City,… Read more »